A delightful spoof, HOLLYWOOD HOTEL has more than a few interesting sidelights: Ronald Reagan does a bit as a radio announcer, Susan Hayward is seen briefly, as is Carole Landis, and Louella Parsons plays herself. This was Warner Brother' last big musical of the era, completing a cycle
that began with 42ND STREET. Appropriately, Busby Berkeley directs this film. Taking its title from a successful CBS radio show, the film features Dick Powell as Ronnie Bowers, a saxophonist who wins a talent contest that brings him to Hollywood where he thinks he is going to squire movie star
Rosemary Lane but winds up with her stand-in (Lola Lane, Rosemary's real-life sister). Powe...